2015 Charity Quiz Event - Another Magnificent Success
Our tenth Annual Charity Quiz Event took place on Friday the 23rd January 2015 in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood and was highlighted by the presence of one hundred and ten times capped Ireland international footballer Kevin Kilbane, a significant supporter of our nominated charity for this club year, 'Down Syndrome Ireland'.
Irish set for Wembley in Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final...28/01/2015
The Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final for English lower league clubs takes place in Wembley Stadium on Sunday the 22nd March 2015 between Walsall and the winners of the second semi-final which takes place on Thursday evening at Ashton Gate between Bristol City and Gillingham. The hosts lead by four goals to two from the first leg and are favourites to go through. 'City' have Derrick Williams (Waterford) and Greg Cunningham (Galway) in their squad, while John Egan (Cork) is in the visiting squad. Finalists Walsall have Anthony Forde (Limerick) in their squad and all four Irishmen were members of our U21 squad during the last European U21 Championship qualifying campaign.
Cabinteely FC join SSE Airtricity League...28/01/2015
Cabinteely FC from South Dublin have been awarded the appropriate licence by the FAI and will compete in the First Division of the Airtricity League next season. The club, founded in 1967, will play their home matches at Stradbrook, the home of Blackrock RFC.
Irish in Tuesday evening Championship action...27/01/2015
Promotion chasing Derby County had Irish international duo Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick in their starting eleven for this evening's two nil Championship victory over Blackburn Rovers. Cyrus Christie was an unused substitute and the same fate befell visiting centre back Shane Duffy. Struggling Millwall, with David Forde, their last line of defence, held Reading, who had Alex Pearce and Stephen Kelly in their starting eleven, to a scoreless draw. Simon Cox was a second half substitute for the visiting 'Royals'. Keiren Westwood and his Sheffield Wednesday colleagues were held to a scoreless draw by visitors Birmingham City who had fellow goalkeeper Darren Randolph together with combatative midfielder Stephen Gleeson in their starting eleven.
Final fourth round opening contest in FA Cup tonight...26/01/2015
The fourth round of the FA Cup continued at Spotland this evening when League One side Rochdale went down to a four one defeat by visitors Stoke City. The Premier League side had Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan and Marc Wilson in their starting eleven, while Stephen Ireland was introduced as a first half substitute. Both Walters and Ireland were on the scoresheet and their side will travel to Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round.
More FA Cup action for Irish this afternoon...25/01/2015
The fourth round of the FA Cup continued this afternoon when League One promotion chasers Bristol City, who included Derrick Williams in their starting eleven, went down to a late goal from visitors West Ham United. Aston Villa had Ciaran Clark and Shay Given in their starting eleven which secured a two one victory over Championship challengers AFC Bournemouth, for whom Harry Arter was hoping for a lift following a disappointing midweek performance and today was joined by the veteran Ian Harte and another midfield hopeful, Eunan O'Kane. The third Sunday contest featured another Championship outfit, Brighton & Hove Albion, who have Chris Hughton in command, and they put in a brave performance before going down by three goals to two against visitors Arsenal.
FA Cup action for Irish on Saturday afternoon...24/01/2015
Among those in fourth round FA Cup action on Saturday afternoon were the Derby County trio of Cyrus Christie, Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick, who played their part in defeating League One side Chesterfield and Eoin Doyle by two goals to nil at Pride Park. The meeting of Premier League sides Southampton and Crystal Palace saw Cork (Damian Delaney) triumph over Tipperary (Shane Long) as the visiting 'Eagles' secured a three two victory. Exciting or devalued may be the huge debating point tonight following the cup exits of Chelsea (Bradford City 2-4), Manchester City (Middlesbrough 0-2), Swansea City (1-3 at Blackburn Rovers) and Tottenham Hotspur (Leicester City 1-2).
Irish in Saturday afternoon Championship action...24/01/2015
There were differing degrees of disappointment for two members of our U21 squad in the Championship this afternoon. Captain Tommie Hoban of Watford was withdrawn at half-time as his side trailed by two goals to nil against bottom club Blackpool, for whom left back Charles Dunne was an unused substitute. Seven second half goals from the 'Hornets' may have clouded the thoughts of both young defenders. James McClean continued his central striker role for Wigan Athletic who lost by a single goal to Huddersfield Town at the DW Stadium. The hosts also had the consistent Chris McCann in their starting eleven, while wide midfielder Sean Scannell continues to catch the eye for the visitors.
New Irish signings absorb FA Cup atmosphere...23/01/2015
The fourth round of the FA Cup kicked-off on Friday evening when Cambridge United of League Two held Premier League Manchester United to a scoreless draw. While not involved in the actual contest, recent Irish arrivals, Rory Gaffney (ex Limerick) and Gearoid Morrissey (ex Cork City) would certainly have soaked up the electric atmosphere at a full house Abbey Stadium and now look forward to the Old Trafford replay.
Irish youngsters set out on the International road...23/01/2015
Ireland U15 Coach Colin O'Brien and his fledgling squad received a stern international rbaptism when they went down to athree one defeat at the hands of their counterparts from Scotland in Celtic Park, Killarney at 7.15pm on Friday evening. The two sides will meet again at noon on Sunday in Pat Kennedy Park, Listowel.
Championship clash of Ireland Heir apparents?...21/01/2015
The two men expected to be the front runners for the Ireland job when it next becomes available, Chris Hughton and Mick McCarthy, faced each other when their respective clubs, Brighton & Hove Albion and Ipswich Town met in the Championship this evening. The hosts emerged victorious by three goals to two with new short term contract signing Leon Best from Blackburn Rovers making his debut for the victors late in the second half. The visitors included Daryl Murphy, who scored again, Jay Tabb and Noel Hunt in their starting eleven while Stephen Hunt joined the fray with fifteen minutes remaining. New signing from Bolton Wanderers, goalkeeper Paddy Kenny was an unused substitute. Injury ruled out recent international debutant David McGoldrick.
January 2015 UK Transfer Window
The current UK transfer window opened on Thursday the 1st January 2015 and will conclude at 11.00pm on Saturday 31st January 2015. The Irish players detailed in the attachment, have been involved in some form of transfer during the first three weeks of this transfer window.